The Guardian: Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years

“So long as the main drivers of a performance-based system are still in place, schools will continue to be in the grip of a culture of fear, over-regulation, and a lack of trust.” – Kevin Courtney . https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/apr/16/fifth-of-teachers-plan-to-leave-profession-within-two-years Continue reading The Guardian: Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years

iNews: Damian Hinds warns universities with high numbers of students dropping out

“No student starts university thinking they are going to drop-out and whilst in individual circumstances that may be the right thing, it is important that all students feel supported to do their best – both academically and in a pastoral sense.” – Damian Hinds https://inews.co.uk/news/education/damian-hinds-warns-universities-with-high-numbers-of-students-dropping-out/ Continue reading iNews: Damian Hinds warns universities with high numbers of students dropping out

The Guardian: School in Stockport to close early on Fridays for lack of funding

“Running a school in Stockport costs exactly the same in terms of teachers’ salaries and the cost of providing a good curriculum, and yet a comparable Manchester school half a mile away would receive £350,000 more per year in basic funding,” – Helen Hannah https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/feb/28/school-stockport-close-early-fridays-lack-funding Continue reading The Guardian: School in Stockport to close early on Fridays for lack of funding